Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Makeup Artist is $19.63
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Makeup Artists?
A mid-career Makeup Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.99 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Makeup Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.35 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and …Read more
What Do Makeup Artists Do?
Makeup artists use cosmetic products to enhance natural beauty and create attractive looks that meet clients' needs. They work in a number of settings, such as demonstrations at makeup counters and trade shows, high-fashion makeup for runway models, theatrical makeup for film and stage productions, and movie special-effects makeup design. Depending on the makeup artist's niche, they may based in one location (such as a salon or makeup counter) or travel regularly to different locations. Makeup …Read more
- Consult with clients, perform makeup demonstrations, and provide skin care consultations.
- Sell makeup and cleansing products, and provide information and advice on cosmetic application.
- Select makeup shades and products for individuals.